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Inside the Ironclad Café:
An Origin Story

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on January 2, 2019 in Uncategorized No Comments

It’s nearly been six months since we cut the ribbon at our flagship café, and the response we’ve received from our customers has been outstanding. We are humbled and grateful that Richmond coffee lovers, by and large, have so quickly made our café a destination in their search for the perfect cup. Our goal is

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Best of Ironclad 2018

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on December 31, 2018 in Holidays No Comments

Happy New Year, Ironclad community! As we count down the final hours of this year and look forward to the best of what the next may bring, we wanted to recap some of our brightest moments of 2018. February – Sourcing Expedition to Antigua, Guatemala As dedicated specialty roasters, we take great care in our

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New Releases:
December Single Origins

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on December 18, 2018 in Uncategorized No Comments

Greetings, friends! As many of you wrap up your holiday shopping, Ironclad Coffee is thrilled to debut three stellar single-origin offerings for your consideration. The first is a variation on a recent favorite: our tried-and-true Ethiopian Halo Bariti, a washed heirloom Yirgacheffe from the Gedeo Zone, which we’ve been offering as a single-origin espresso at

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Notes from the Foundry

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on December 17, 2018 in News No Comments

Seasons greetings, Ironclad family! The dust has settled since we moved to our new roasting facility in October, and we’re looking forward to keeping drums turning and fires burning in fulfilling retail coffee orders for our café customers and wholesale clients. In addition to a state-of-the-art roastery and warehouse area (pictured above), our new headquarters

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Richmond Symphony Orchestra: ‘Rhapsody in Brew’

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on October 30, 2017 in Community News No Comments

The captivating sounds of our city’s magnificent symphony were first heard in October of 1957.  60 years later, the talented musicians who make up the Richmond Symphony Orchestra are still gracing the majestic theaters of Virginia’s capital city. We are pleased to announce our new partnership with the RSO in celebration of their 60th anniversary,

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Introducing Bare-Knuckle Espresso

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on August 3, 2017 in Coffee Offerings News No Comments

We are pleased to introduce you to a new offering in our lineup — the result of more than six months of research and development (and hundreds of test shots pulled).  We’ve dubbed it Bare-Knuckle Espresso, and it presents some rather unique characteristics.  It’s a show-stopping espresso with notes of blueberry muffin, marzipan, and cocoa. 

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What Do You Say? Has Coffee Gotten Too Fancy?

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on May 15, 2017 in Coffee Culture News 2 Comments

At Ironclad Coffee Roasters, we were interested to read about the buzz over the $1 coffee being served at Locol, a Los-Angles-based fast-food chain.  The head of Locol’s coffee operation is Tony Konecny (also known as “Tonx”) formerly of Victrola and Intelligentsia.  He is a veteran of the specialty coffee world and still subscribes to

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